DIP (Dervish In Progress)

suggests a space for the participants to challenge their limits through whirling in single, couple or group forms; to stimulate their ability for the thrift of bodily energy; and through these abilities to reach their goal movement within their own genre, spending less energy, with a higher level of awareness.


Whirling is not the main objective of this workshop. The greater goal is to improve one’s physical, emotional and mental awareness through whirling and the exercises prior to that. It leads the participants to perceive and accept what is befalling throughout whirling, and reach an innovative movement by means of whirling.


Spinning with partner or group is absolutely an unique opportunity to discover about the reflexes and behaviors of the daily-self. Reaching the blurry state of spinning world means having an abstract adventure in physical, mental & emotional levels which causes enormous realizations and discoveries about the real-self. Understanding and implementing of all sensations leads to a healthier body, smarter mind and more intuitive spirit!



Anybody who is willing can attend this workshop, in any age (+16) and with any professional background, including professional dancers/musicians, choreographers/composers, as well as people with no prior dance/musical experience. Ziya will be paying individual attention to each person, considering his or her limits, knowledge and interests.


It is proposed to wear comfortable clothing and not to eat as much as feeling sluggish or out of place. For your comfort, it is also recommended to bring your reserve t-shirt, socks, towel, blanket (and pillow, if you wish).


Daily workshop time is 6 hours. We will have only short breaks in between, please bring some light snacks with you. 


Workshop details


Workshop schedule

Saturday, 12:00 - 18:00 Uhr

Sunday, 12:00 - 18:00 Uhr


Workshop language is English and/or German - depending on the participants needs!



€195 full price

€175 price for members of the Association RAUM FÜR BEWUSSTEN TANZ, students and professional dancers


-10% with payment until 18.8.2022

30% non refundable cancellation fee

Price for DIP/TEP'er: 150€ (teachers in training)



ASKÖ Bewegungscenter

Hölderlinstraße 26

4040 Linz 

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geboren in der Türkei, ist diplomierter Bergbauingenieur und lebt seit 1994 in Wien. Seine Ausbildung umfasste Gymnastik, Ballett, darstellende Kunst und zeitgenössischen Tanz. 1999 wurde er als „herausragendster Tänzer des Jahres in Österreich“ ausgezeichnet.  Seit dieser Zeit beschäftigt er sich im Selbststudium mit Derwisch-Tanz und hat seitdem viele Interpretationen choreografiert. Seine Performances und Workshops zu "Dervish in Progress" brachten ihn in über 50 Länder weltweit.